Annandale will lose a major landmark and fun nightspot, when the Sunset Grille closes on May 31.
There were rumors that the Sunset was closing in February 2011, which were denied by the management, but this time it’s for real. A message on the chalkboard says the bar is closing, and the staff are teary-eyed talking about the end of an era.
The Sunset Grille has been at the heart of Annandale, on Columbia Pike at the intersections of Little River Turnpike, Backlick, Ravensworth, and Annandale roads for 23 years.
Sunset regulars, the Thrillbillys, will perform one last time, on Thursday night.
“Maybe we’ll be able to reopen someplace else, but at this time we just don’t know,” says staff member Keisha.